Super Regional Program (Virtual)
Summer 2021

Do you have a new idea or technology? Want to refine your innovation and develop a business plan for your idea? Submit your application now for the Southwest I-Corps Node National Science Foundation Summer Super Regional Program.

This program is focused on science and technology startups across the following deep technology disciplines:

•  Life Science (including medical devices, digital health, and pandemic preparedness)
•  Materials Sciences
•  Energy
•  Learning Technologies
•  And more…

Startups will engage with and receive feedback from nationally-certified instructors from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

Program Outcomes

•  Conduct early stage market research for your idea
•  Engage and connect with other innovation teams
•  Discover new insights for your technology
•  Qualify and prepare for application to the NSF national I-Corps programs (acceptance into the national program includes a $50,000 award)
•  Increase the potential success rate for future SBIR/STTR funding submissions

Program Dates

May 24  •  11:00 am – 1:00 pm


June 7  •  9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Opening Workshop *incl. lunch break


June 14  •  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Midpoint Session


June 28  •  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closing Workshop

Teams will also be responsible for scheduling Office Hours with instructors between sessions.

*This program will be delivered in a virtual format.

Team Composition

Graduate students, faculty and staff interested in translating their innovation and research into commercial ventures are encouraged to apply.

Teams must meet the following criteria:
•  At least two researchers per team
•  Technical proficiency of research or innovation
•  Right to practice intellectual property
•  Patent or patent pending deep tech innovation, or intent to file patent application

Learn More & Apply

Interested teams should apply by May 26 at Teams will be interviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. However, there are a limited number of slots available, so early application is encouraged. For questions, contact